Faizabad crackdown sparks protests in Lahore

Faizabad crackdown sparks protests in Lahore

LAHORE: Protesting against crackdown on Faizabad sit-in protesters in Islamabad, religious parties have blocked roads at nineteen various points here in Lahore.
The points included Mall Road, Shahdara Morr, Babu Sabu, Amamia Colony railway crossing, Thokar Niaz Baig, Faisal Chowk and Ichra.
Protestors have also staged sit-in outside Punjab Assembly at Charing Cross while Rangers personnel have also been deployed at the scene to protect the provincial assembly building.
Roads at Paka Mail and Thokar Terminal have been blocked with containers, causing problems for the motorists.
It merits mentioning that police, Rangers and Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel launched crackdown against religious parties’ sit-in at Faizabad Interchange protesting against the amendment in finality of Prophet-hood law in nomination papers.
The government dubbed the amendment as a clerical mistake and approved The Elections (Amendment) Bill 2017 from National Assembly and Senate and restored Khatm-e-Nabuwwat clause in its original form in the light of constitution however; the protesting body is adamant to its demand.
The protesters are demanding the resignation of Federal Minister for Law Zahid Hamid.


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